Wednesday, 26 November 2008

4 x 4 Canvas

I am involved with an international Yahoo group called INKredibly RT and each month we have a 1-4-1 swap called Mystery Muse. The idea is that each month you will receive a gorgeous creation from your mystery partner. This is what I have done for mine. I am in the process of doing another one for me as I liked the way it turned out so much.

I love adding these little upholstery tacks to hold the picture hooks. I think I found them at the hardware shop (Bunnings most likely) and thought they would come in handy for something.

My DH is home again tomorrow after another week off-shore, YAY!!! It has been a hard week let me tell you! Makes me wonder why we decided four children was they way to go and why homeschooling is so important. Not really but there are flashes. The bonus of him being away is that I get to stay up late and spend all that time in my craft room.

Keep creative and BFN,


Monday, 17 November 2008

What I got up to last night

I still had some of my latest design team pack left so I decided to get something else done last night. The inside paper is from 7 Gypsies and is called Family Report. When I first looked at it I was stumped as to what to do with it. I did like the graph paper look though. The cover paper is from Fancy Pants and is called Truthful. It is green with blue spots on the back. I have used Tim Holtz Ditress Inks in Scattered Straw and Tea Dye to stamp the images, age the edges and colour the chipboard letters. I also used Scattered Straw over the actual paper to tie the colours together a little better.


First & Second Pages

Third & Fourth Pages

I have some German scrap, more of the two papers used in the project and some more Collections chipboard to use but I am going to work on the last of my tags for the Grungeboard swap on the All Things Tim Yahoo group tonight so I can post them off on Wednesday.

Happy creating,


Friday, 14 November 2008

Lots of Pix, Lots of Topix

Our latest foster is a Annabelle. She is quite shaggy for a greyhound which you expect to be smooth and sleek. This is called a kennel coat I am told. She looks just like a teddy bear as she is brown and black though when she looses the longer hair she will be all black. She is quite timid but once her trust is gained she is such a soppy girl.

I had the chance to go for another beading session at The BeadHive in Jandakot on Wednesday (my 'me' time before DH went off shore for a week). I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do but I was armed with a heap of books from the library. This is the final result. I haven''t worked with tiger tail in ages so it was a good refresher.

I joined a new Yahoo group called All Things Tim, a US based group, a few weeks ago. It was metioned on Tim Holtz's blog (where I first saw it) and the group was inundated with membership requests. I think they went from under 100 to almost 900 in just two weeks. The volume of email in my inbox was scary, up to 200 in one day. Although I love Tim Holtz products I don't use them an awful lot so thought this was the group for me. There are a few swaps going at the moment and the two tags below are my contribution to the Grungeboard Tag swap. This is the first time I have really used Grungeboard but I am really happy with how the tags turned out.

Nikki B held a 1-4-1 Bird swap on Stamp Gropers recently and I was finally able to pass mine over to Kerry S at the last SAJ's. The frosted perspex was a huge mistake that turned out not to be so bad. I had a few spot of glue on the front and used a goo remover to get it off. Silly me forgot that it frosts the perspex so I had to do all of the front and back. It didn't turn out too bad though did it?Kerry was happy with so that was what really counted. I got the box from my Auntie so I have no idea where it originally came from.

Ok, are you sitting down? I did some scrapping, really! I got the Collections clipboard pack in my design team pack and decided the largest one would love just perfect with my boy all over it. It is up in the shop (Scrap It Faunt It - Armadale) if you want a close up look.

I also have some exciting news. Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft is going to publish a Kaiser tag book that I did in the December edition of the mag. It has been a few years since I have had anything published so I am very excited. They also took a couple of ATCs which will be in the ATC Gallery, one this year and one next.
I hope you all have a great weekend, I am off to the local Highland Gathering with the kids and my Mum, sounds like it is going to be fun.